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Gamescom 2018 – Saints Row: The Third Heads To Nintendo Switch

Where the announcement for the latest Shenmue III’s release date was expected, a Switch port for Saints Row: The Third definitely threw the gaming community a curve.

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In an unexpected move by publisher Deep Silver, the beloved open-world was unveiled at Gamescom 2018 to be heading to Nintendo’s current-gen console, with a vague release window of “next year”.

First introduced into the market in 2011, Saints Row: The Third brought players in a world of zaniness and great, logic-defying fun, so it’s only good news that the experience is carried over to a newer platform.

The decision, however welcoming, does come across as peculiar, though. With Saints Row 4 being the latest installment of the series and also receiving astounding reception, one’d have thought it to be ported over to the Switch instead.

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Still, we’re not complaining. It’s always satisfying to indulge in the adult theme park that’s Saints Row: The Third, and more information is set to be on the horizon.

The Switch port for Saints Row: The Third is planned for a release in 2019


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